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Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon Featured by Chef Legends Ed Brown, Michael Kornick, James Beard Award Winning Chef Jennifer Jasinski Santa Monica Seafood’s Patrick Glennon, Pastry Chef Tedd Romero

GOLD RIVER, BC (February 3, 2014)— Skuna Bay Salmon and five talented chefs from around America are to be featured at the historic James Beard House with the second annual “Salmon Seduction” dinner on February 6, 2014. The Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon will again be served at this special dinner by chefs representing some of the country’s most well known culinary centers: Southern California, Chicago, Denver, Napa Valley and New York City. Plying their talents at this special dinner will be James Beard Award-winning Chef Jennifer Jasinski from Rioja, Bistro Vendôme and Euclid Hall in Denver; Chef Michael Kornick from MK in Chicago; Chef Ed Brown from Ed’s Chowder House and Restaurant Associates in New York City. Also joining to provide his seafood culinary expertise is Santa Monica Seafood’s own chef and top seafood expert Patrick “Paddy” Glennon. And providing a special dessert will be Pastry Chef Tedd Romero from Bardessono Hotel in Yountville, CA. And because of the Bardesson’s location in Napa Valley, America’s great wine producing region, selecting wines will be Sommelier Anani Lawson, also from Bardessono Hotel.

“The James Beard Foundation champions the best of the American food culture and is synonymous with food and dining excellence,” said Stewart Hawthorn, Head Farmer for Skuna Bay Salmon. “Skuna Bay Salmon is honored to be featured again at the historic James Beard House and even more thrilled to have some of the nation’s best chefs there on February 6th to cook with it.”

Chefs Jasinski, Kornick, Brown and Glennon were selected as the featured chefs because all fit a very special requirement: not only do they hold reputations as outstanding chefs who work with only the finest ingredients, but they also have visited the Skuna Bay farms and can attest to the attention to detail and responsible standards the Craftsman Farmers of Skuna Bay have set. And although Chef Romero has not personally visited the Skuna Bay farms, he is intimately familiar with the salmon as evidenced in the remarkable dish he prepared as the Northern California winner of last year’s Skuna Bay Kentucky Derby Chef Challenge.

“The Foundation is thrilled to be hosting the very unique ‘Salmon Seduction’ dinner at the Beard House,” said Susan Ungaro, president of the James Beard Foundation. “We look forward to enjoying the many preparations of Skuna Bay Salmon by our guest chefs.”

Skuna Bay, Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon is reared in pristine, glacial-fed waters off the coast of Vancouver Island, B.C. by a dedicated, passionate team of Craftsmen Farmers. North America’s only Craft Raised salmon’s rise in popularity began with its launch in November of 2011, and can now be found at more than 2,000 high-end restaurants and boutique retailers across 35 states and major urban markets including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, San Diego, Phoenix, Las Vegas, St. Louis, Denver, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Minneapolis and St. Paul. For more information, please visit Follow Skuna Bay on Twitter at @SkunaBay.